The death of a female student on the Madina High way in the Greater Accra Region has aroused fresh outrage. Angry residents have set tyres on fire and billows of smoke clutch the atmosphere making the road unpassable.
“No more deaths” the residents have been chanting following the death of a female student who happens to be a first year student of the West Africa Senior High School on Thursday about 4pm. The death of the female student becomes the 195th recorded death on the Madina Adentan high way in 2018 alone.
Residents have been agitated, and for long called on authorities to come to their aid to complete the uncompleted footbridge which will save them from being killed on the high way, but all have fallen on deaf ears. As a result of yesterday’s riots, residents have been told that work will begin on the high way next week. As to whether work will truly commence on the high way as promised is another thing, as promises upon promises is what has led to all these.
My question here is, are our leaders waiting for citizens to results to outrage, riots, anger and possible deaths before they come to our aid to take care of what is their responsibility to take care of anyway?
| Augusta Afioo Nartey